2. MATERNAL HEALTH AND REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS

 

You are your body. Know your rights.

Estimated year of creation: 1920 AD

God or Prophet: None.

Main books: Reproductive-rights-books /

Main fighters for rights:

Headquarters / Capital in the world: None.

Number of activists around the world: 4.4 billion.

Main symbol: The woman and her baby.

Religions and maternal rights:

Challenging the misunderstandings or misinterpretations of religious texts that have justified the segregation of society along gender lines, feminist theologians have brought to light the issue of gender inequality in religious communities. In all religions there are feminists who actively participate in efforts to achieve gender equality from a faith perspective and make it clear that equality and the faith of women are not incompatible with each other. The historical contributions and leadership of women in religious communities are critical, but while the fight for women's equality has persisted for years, much remains to be done. Women religious leaders are challenging the limitations that society has historically imposed on them in places of worship, politics, activism, and society at large. In the future, women will continue to rise in all areas of public life, and in religious communities in particular, as an integral part of the rising tide of female leadership and the constant struggle for gender equality and their rights to decide on. their own lives (their bodies) and those of their babies, without interference from religions or the government.

Brief description of maternal health and reproductive rights:

Being able to make our own decisions about our health, our body and our sexual life is a basic human right with which no religion, government or political position should interfere for any reason. Whoever you are, wherever you live, you have the right to make these decisions without fear, violence or discrimination. However, around the world, people are intimidated, discriminated against and arrested simply for making decisions about their bodies and their lives, whether for religious or political reasons. Currently, a woman is denied contraception because she does not have her husband's permission, or is taxed for using sanitary napkins; A teenage girl is denied a life-saving interruption because abortion is illegal in her country, and a man is harassed by the police because he is gay.

My Body My Rights is Amnesty's global campaign to stop the control and criminalization of sexuality and reproduction.

 

Join the defense of sexual and reproductive rights for all:

https://www.amnesty.org/en/get-involved/my-body-my-rights/

References:

https://www.unfpa.org/sites/default/files/pub-pdf/Religion_Womens_Health_and_Rights.pdf

https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/religion/news/2018/05/03/450268/efforts-women-faith-achieve-gender-equality/

https://www.equalitynow.org/freedom_of_religion_womens_rights

https://www.universal-rights.org/blog/womens-rights-and-freedom-of-religion-or-belief/

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